Arsema with her mother

A few days into her stay at the Emmanuel House, Arsema came to us with the truth about the whereabouts of her family. It turns out that her parents live right here in Addis, in a neighborhood very close to the Emmanuel House. When we met her mother, she explained to us that this was Arsema’s 3rd time running away and that she had sued her parents for physically punishing her (an ongoing investigation). Because she hasn’t been away from home for this long, her family were very concerned. They had reported her missing to the police and had missing person banners in the city. We talked about Arsema’s behavioral problems with her mother and hoping that they have all been addressed during her stay with us, have sent her back home with her mother.